The teenager who booted the winning extra point in the Payson Longhorns’ dramatic 34-33 double overtime victory over the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets in the 2008 state championship final is taking his act to college.
Josh Frewin committed last week to play next season for Greenville College in Illinois.
“Greenville is located 40 minutes from St. Louis and is a fully accredited Christian college serving about 1,600 students,” said Kyle Frewin, Josh’s father. “Josh will be competing for the starting job as place-kicker for the Panthers.”
Greenville is a member of the Upper Midwest Athletic and St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic conferences.
In agreeing to attend Greenville, where Josh will major in business with an emphasis on sports management, the PHS senior received academic and athletic scholarships valued at about $17,000 per year, said Kyle.
At PHS, he showed a propensity for the business field, twice qualifying for DECA national finals.
Before settling on Greenville, Josh Frewin considered several other colleges, including Dakota State University where former Longhorn coach Josh Anderson now heads the Trojan gridiron program.
Anderson coached Frewin his sophomore and junior seasons at Payson High School.
As a freshman, Frewin played soccer, but gave it up a year later to become a place-kicker for the Longhorn football team.
He had a banner junior season capping it with the game-winning kick versus Blue Ridge.
As a senior, however, he didn’t receive many field goal or conversion opportunities as the Horns struggled through a less than stellar 3-7 season.